On this very special episode of Very Bad Words, Matt is joined by co-host Katrin Redfern to explore one of the most controversial and misunderstood words of the English language. The C-Word! They reach out to women like Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, Dr. Camilla Power, Dr. Evelyn-Dean Olmsted and others to discuss the history of this powerful word and how it’s being reappropriated by feminists.
Dr. Camilla Power
Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted
Kill Me Know
Matt's cousin talks about comedian Bill Burr and the C-Word.
What are the rules about swearing on television and radio? What can you actually say on the air, and how are these decisions made? Do these rules change as times change? On this episode of Very Bad Words, we learn how George Carlin’s bit about the 7 words you can never say on television, unintentionally set FCC policy regarding profanity on the air.
Matthew Lasar, author of "Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network”
Sarah Montague - producer of Selected Shorts